“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book


The Progressive Blog Report

To say that blogging involves
an inordinate amount of navel gazing would be something of an
understatement. However, such contemplation does occasionally yield


Get Your Email On

Last week, I headed out to San Francisco (my first time ever in CA!) to speak on a "Politics and Technology" panel at the Young Democrats of America convention. Many of the leaders there were just beginning to learn how to effectively use the internet to organize on the ground.


State o' the 'Sphere

the future, to paraphrase
Andy Warhol, everyone will have a blog for 15 minutes. That seems to be
the initial takeaway from the latest of Technorati's "State


Battle of the XXX-Box

The recent ruckus over the "Hot Coffee" hack for the popular computer game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Fault, which allows users to play a mini-game involving illicit animated


Roberts on Tech

Everyone's talking about John Roberts, the Bush
administration's Supreme Court nominee, and wondering just what his
potential confirmation will mean for various issues. Thus far, Roberts is hard to tack down on any number of


We're wide open

We've long had a bunch of code that we'd like to get out into the community, but not a lot of time to package it. Now that we have an army of interns


Be Careful What You Blog

Here we are again. It seems that every couple of months this
meme rolls around, of bloggers having their employment dreams dashed
when their blogs are discovered. No one, it seems, if exempt; not
airline stewardesses, nor even employees of high tech companies


You got your reality in my TV!

Everyone knows that most of reality TV is faked. But we were wondering what would happen if it wasn't.


Reading in Unreaderly Times

For someone who spends so much time reading online — blogs, news sites, and pretty much anything I can point my browser at — I really don't spend much time reading.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: